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Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

How did the Indiana legislative session affect you?

INDIANAPOLIS | For better or worse, there's likely something affecting every Hoosier in at least one of the 224 legislative proposals the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly has sent Republican Gov. Mike Pence for his signature or veto.

March 15, 2014 7:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

MARC CHASE: Pence hits single, should keep swinging adoption bat

Sometimes you swing for the fences but take solace in a single.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to House-Senate conference committees for the separately approved texts of the measures to be reconciled, including:

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

Adoption subsidy waiting list leaves many in bind

SOUTH BEND | Debbie Moss can easily recite the unexpected conversation with a judge that led to her adopting her three grandsons from Mishawaka.

February 09, 2014 12:01 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

One of the most unique places in Indiana is Mount Baldy on the southern rim of Lake Michigan.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana governor proposes tax cut for families with children

Indiana governor proposes tax cut for families with children

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence wants to reduce the income taxes paid by families with children as part of his plan to promote marriage and childbearing in Indiana.

December 19, 2013 11:19 pm Related
Pet adoption special

Pet adoption special

Pet adoption special

December 17, 2013 11:14 am
MARC CHASE: Pence adoption tax credit deserves, well, adoption

MARC CHASE: Pence adoption tax credit deserves, well, adoption

Adoption is one of the most magical things one can experience. It enriches the lives of adopted children and adoptive parents in profound ways.

December 10, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: In matters of race, color just doesn't matter

MARC CHASE: In matters of race, color just doesn't matter

"Why is your daughter black?"

October 15, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond woman challenges grandson's adoption

CROWN POINT | A Hammond woman is questioning why officials favor her grandson's adoption by a foster family over his own family.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home

Indiana Supreme Court ruling could pull twins from adoptive home

INDIANAPOLIS | In a ruling it described as "harsh" and "devastating," the Indiana Supreme Court declared Friday it had no choice but to void the adoption of twins originally from Jasper County.

August 16, 2013 2:41 pm Related
Unsealed birth records give adoptees peek at past

Unsealed birth records give adoptees peek at past

SPRINGFIELD | Maura Duffy spent a day in Chicago last September with her mother: A walk along Lake Michigan, shared meals, a boat tour highlighting Second City architecture.

July 28, 2013 8:45 pm
All in the family for the Connors

All in the family for the Connors

TINLEY PARK | After a week at Walt Disney World Resort and a six-hour flight delay because of Thursday's inclement weather, you would think Logan and Brayden Connor would have been exhausted.

June 15, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

Photos

Bicyclists pedal for pets in need

Bicyclists pedal for pets in need

Lake County Sheriff's Posse members Jim Landman, left, and Ignacio Miranda help patrol the bike path Saturday during a bicycle ride to benefit the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Control and Adoption Center.

June 08, 2013 2:02 pm
Bicyclists pedal for pets in need

Bicyclists pedal for pets in need

Bicyclists take to the trail Saturday during a ride to benefit the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Control and Adoption Center at Oak Ridge Prairie County Park in Griffith.

June 08, 2013 2:02 pm
MARC CHASE: Adoption is a social issue remedy worth embracing

MARC CHASE: Adoption is a social issue remedy worth embracing

Wading into the turbulent waters of social issues rarely accomplishes much for conservatives or liberals. Tell someone how you feel about abortion, and you're likely to get scorched by verbal napalm from one side or the other. Social issues are a topic I promised largely to avoid when I bega…

June 04, 2013 12:00 am
Woman celebrates Mother's Day with long-lost mom

Woman celebrates Mother's Day with long-lost mom

Andrea Niecikowski-Hunter and her birth mother Diane Espar missed decades of Mother’s Day celebrations.

May 11, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

Photos

Wendy’s raises funds for foundation through Frosty fundraiser

CHICAGO | Participating Wendy’s restaurants in the Chicagoland area are selling Frosty key tags for $2 to benefit the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am

Gary woman charged in adoption scams

A Gary woman has been charged with 15 felonies and 16 misdemeanors after a nearly two-year investigation unveiled she was running two fraudulent adoption websites, authorities said.

December 19, 2012 12:10 pm
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